“We should think to have a living constitution, that to be implemented within the society. This constitution should not be for only one nation, one religion, and only for one stage but it should also be for the coming generations, since Kurdistan embraces many ethnics and religions,” Dr. Yusuf Goran, the KRG Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research said during addressing Salahaddin University Forum.
The two-day forum took place under the motto “In order to have a Constitution for Kurdistan) on May 19, 2015 in the Cultural Centre of Salahaddin University. Many researchers including academics, constitutional experts, lawmakers and politicians participated in the forum.
At the beginning of the forum, Dr. Yusuf Goran presented a speech in which he indicated to the importance of constitution within the society. He described the constitution as a vital factor for developing the society as well as building a powerful country. “Thus, in the past two centuries world countries paid a lot of importance to the constitution. Accordingly, since the writing of the USA constitution until now countries are always having thought of developing their constitutions,” Mr. Goran said.
“We perceive the importance of the constitution and know that it can play a crucial role. The universities and the academic centres, which are active centres within the society and the developments, must have their own word and I hope they look to the issue of Kurdistan region constitution more academically and more scientifically.” He added.
The KRG Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research stressed on the need for taking into consideration the opinions of all sides in rewriting the constitution, and said: " The most successful constitution is that one which will be more implemented in the society and to be for the coming generations, and to be a n umbrella for combining all the different nations, religions and ethnics."